TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6-9 ; Nov. 1905 - Oct 1942
Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. VIII
May 1924 - April 1932
This is the Fifteenth day of February, Nineteen Hundred and Nine-teen;
and wishing to make a slight change in the will I wrote nine years ago, I
Mary Lucy Johnson, write this as my will.
In the first place I give and bequeath to the Nashville Trust Company, Nashville, Tennessee, the sum of Two Thousand Dollars, in and upon the following terms namely; (a) To invest in and to keep invested in United States Bonds; and to care for, handle and preserve the same; and to collect and receive the interest and income thereon, and,
(b) To pay to itself reasonable compensation for its services, and also to pay all taxes and public charges, if any there should be; and
(c) To use and appropriate as much of the income as may be necessary to maintaining and keeping in order and condition the lot in the cemetery in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee, in which my father; my mother and myself are buried, and by lot I mean the monument, stones, graves and grounds; and
(d) To keep, preserve and maintain the same as above provided, for and during the lives of Herbert Russell Reese, Richard Howard Reese, Franklin Williams, James Robert Whitesides, and Woodall Murray, now minors, and all of Sumner County, Tennessee, and for and during the life of the survivor, or longest lived of them, but no longer;
(e) Upon the death of the longest lived of the said five persons, to pay over the said fund (corpus and unuses income) to the municipality of Gallatin in Sumner County, Tennessee, to be kept and used by it as a fund, the income thereof to be used to maintain and keep the Cemetery.
In the event there shall be a surplus or balance of the income after applying the same to the purposes of said trust, it shall be held and invested as part of the corpus of the trust fund, but with the right on the part of the Trustee to encroach thereon and use so much thereof as may be necessary for the purposes aforesaid during any year when the income proves inadequate; and all is to be disposed of as "corpus" as above provided on the death of the survivor of the five persons above.
All money's, bonds, notes or real estate that may be left after carrying out the foregoing instructions, with all wearing apparel, with all jewelry, household furniture, beds and bedclothes, table linen, piano and music, all books, table ware including silver ware to be given to the Widow's and Orphan's Home owned by the Christian Church, and located in Louisville, Kentucky, and incorporated according to the laws of Kentucky.
I appoint Mr. J. J. Vertress of Nashville, Tennessee the executor of this will.
Mary Lucy Johnson
Witness: Geo. W. Pardue
A. C. Earls
W. H. Hitchcock
------------Will of Mary Lucy Johnson, Deceased------------
Be it remembered that, on this 19th day of August, 1926, before the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, a paper writing purporting to be the last
will of Mary Lucy Johnson, was produced in open Court for probate, bearing
date, 15th day of February 1919, having the name of Mary Lucy Johnson signed
thereto and being subscribed by Geo. W. Pardue, A. C. Earls and W. H. Hitchcock
as attesting witnesses, and it appearing to the court from the testimony
of Geo. W. Pardue and W. H. Hitchcock two of the subscribing witnesses, that
said paper writing was written in the lifetime of the said Mary Lucy Johnson
and signed by her and subscribed in her presence and at her request by the
said Geo. W. Pardue, A. C. Earls and W. H. Hitchcock, as attesting witnesses,
and that said instrument was executed by said Mary Lucy Johnson on the day
it bears date as and for her last will and testament, and that she was at
the time of sound mind and disposing memory; and it further appearing that
the said Mary Lucy Johnson lately died in Sumner County, Tennessee, and that
her usual place of residence at the time of her death was in said County,
it is so adjudged;
And it is adjudged and declared by the Court that said instrument is the true, whole and last will and testament of the said Mary Lucy Johnson, deceased, and the Clerk is directed to file and record the same.
And J. J. Vertrees being named in said will as the executor thereof filed letter declining to accept said appointment and suggesting that the Nashville Trust Company, of Nashville, Tennessee, be qualified in his stead, thereupon the said Nashville Trust Company, By A. P. Benedict its Vice-President appeared in open Court and accepted said appointment and entered into bond payable to the State of Tennessee, in the penal sum of Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars, conditioned as the law directs with A. P. Benedict and Chas. Nelson as sureties on said bond, when said Nashville Trust Company was duly qualified as Administrator with the will annexed and letters as such ordered issued to them.
A true copy,
Harvey L. Brown, Clerk
*Sumner County Cemetery Book by Snider and
Jesse H. Johnson M. D. Father 14 Feb 1824 - 30 Sep 1909
Cornelia Branham Johnson Wife of Jesse H. Johnson Mother 29 Mar 1829 - 26 May 1874
Mary Lucy Johnson Daughter 3 Aug 1849 - 27 Jul 1926